Denmark builds an artificial wind-generating island
Denmark builds an artificial wind-generating island

The Danish Energy Agency has officially announced its intention to build an artificial island in the North Sea, 80 kilometers from the western coast of Denmark, to meet the electricity needs of 3 million European families.

After the completion of this green electricity center, 10 gigawatts of electricity will likely be saved, which roughly corresponds to the electricity requirements of ten million households in Europe with an initial capacity of 3 gigawatts.

The island's initial size includes 18 soccer fields connected to hundreds of offshore wind turbines to power homes and provide green hydrogen for transportation, aviation, industry and heavy transport.

The artificial island covers an area of ​​about 120,000 square meters and receives, stores and transfers energy from wind farms near the coast.

According to Reuters, the project could cost around 210 billion Danish kroner ($ 33.87 billion) and is expected to start operating in 2033.

It is hoped that a green power plant will be built on the island, which can then be sent to Denmark, officials added.

This could be an extension of the Danish plan to use excess wind power to run the electrolyzer to produce hydrogen from seawater without CO2 emissions.

Denmark is one of the largest oil producers in the European Union and is expected to use the island to improve its energy economy.

The country previously announced that it will completely stop producing fossil fuels by 2050 and will not bid for companies of the future.

Denmark has always been at the forefront of using wind power to generate renewable energy, not least because of its strategic location as it is located at the North Sea observation point and the water level on its coast is shallow enough to make offshore turbines easier and cheaper. Building do.

Lawmakers across the country have also removed many legal obstacles that hindered the construction of wind turbines. In 2015, high winds generated 140% of the country's total energy needs before it was sold to neighboring countries.

By 2019, the country's power generation capacity will reach 6,128MW, which is nearly half of the total energy demand.

Scandinavia has long been a pioneer in onshore and offshore wind energy and built the world's first offshore wind farm nearly 30 years ago.

The European Union's move comes when the European Union announced plans to convert its electricity system to essentially renewable energy within ten years and increase its electricity generation capacity 25 times by 2050 thanks to offshore wind power.

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